Transparent Language Inc. has launched Before You Know It, a language-learning program that uses electronic flash card technology to help users learn Spanish, French, Italian and German. It’s compatible with Mac OS X 10.1.3 and higher.
Before You Know It vocabulary lists include full native speaker pronunciation. Its topics include everything from days of the week and months of the year to common phrases for meeting and greeting, shopping, dining out and more. You can learn over 1,000 words and 250 common phrases by progressing through four stages of learning. As the you move through each stage, Before You Know It tracks your progress, recognizes achievement and reviews the words and phrases that you’re having difficulty with.
Many of the vocabulary lists include pictures or illustrations. You can customize your learning experience for illustrated lists by choosing to see just the picture or the picture and the English translation for the words you’re learning. You can also customize lists in the product by editing words, adding new words and adding your own comments.
What’s more, list creation tools in Before You Know It let you create your own lists in the language you’re learning, as well as in other categories. And you can share lists with others via
a free downloadable viewer.
The individual versions of Before You Know It have a suggested retail price of US$29.99. You can buy a multilanguage package with Spanish, French, Italian and German for $39.99.